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Oxford power to emphatic Boat Race win

April 6, 2014 - 2:21pm
Oxford win the University boat race, beating Cambridge by 11 lengths, on the River Thames in London.

West Ham United 1-2 Liverpool

April 6, 2014 - 1:32pm
Steven Gerrard scores two penalties as Liverpool gain a ninth successive Premier League victory to go back to the top.

Mass marks Rwanda genocide mourning

April 6, 2014 - 1:25pm
Hundreds of people attend a Mass in the Rwandan capital ahead of a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the country's genocide.

Toulon 29-14 Leinster

April 6, 2014 - 1:16pm
Toulon end Brian O'Driscoll's Heineken Cup career as the defending champions overpower Leinster in the quarter-finals.

Sri Lanka beat India to win World T20

April 6, 2014 - 1:13pm
Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur.

Hamilton wins thrilling Bahrain GP

April 6, 2014 - 12:59pm
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a thrillingly close battle at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Riot in Jordan camp leaves one dead

April 6, 2014 - 12:55pm
A Syrian refugee has died and many others have been wounded in a riot in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan which is home to 106,000 people.

Plane search ships to probe signals

April 6, 2014 - 12:40pm
A UK ship carrying sound detection equipment arrives in an area where a Chinese vessel searching for flight MH370 has twice detected a signal.

Italy fight back to end GB hopes

April 6, 2014 - 11:17am
Great Britain lose 3-2 to Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final after defeats for Andy Murray and James Ward in Naples.

Expenses rows 'damaging credibility'

April 6, 2014 - 11:11am
MPs should do "whatever it takes" to stop rows over their expenses "eating away at the credibility of Parliament", a cabinet minister says.

President godmother for gay couple

April 6, 2014 - 11:04am
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner becomes godmother to the child of a lesbian couple baptised in a Catholic church.

Everton 3-0 Arsenal

April 6, 2014 - 10:57am
Everton earn a convincing win over fourth-placed Arsenal to move to within a point of a Champions League spot.

Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy

April 6, 2014 - 10:51am
Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.

VIDEO: US sending more warships to Japan

April 6, 2014 - 10:44am
The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.

Afghan ballot counting under way

April 6, 2014 - 10:26am
Vote counting is well under way in Afghanistan after Saturday's landmark poll to elect a new president to succeed Hamid Karzai.

VIDEO: Presidential godmother for gay couple

April 6, 2014 - 10:14am
Argentina's leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirshner, has become godmother to the child of a lesbian couple who was baptised in a Catholic church.

Deadly clash in Syrian refugee camp

April 6, 2014 - 10:03am
At least one person is reported killed and dozens hurt in a riot at Jordan's Zaatari camp, home to some 106,000 refugees from Syria's war.

Water shortage causes race chaos

April 6, 2014 - 9:53am
Sheffield's Half Marathon is surrounded by confusion after organisers cancel the race, citing insufficient water supplies for runners.

Anelka poised for Brazil move

April 6, 2014 - 8:53am
Former France striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Atletico Mineiro, according to the Brazilian club's president.

Australia beat England in T20 final

April 6, 2014 - 8:07am
Australia thrash England by six wickets to win a record third successive Women's World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.